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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Unification I (1991)

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5: Episode 7 -- Picard and Mr. Spock clash over a proposed reunification of the Romulans and the Vulcans.


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Original Air Date:
2 November 1991 (Season 5, Episode 7)
Picard and Data follow Spock into Romulan space on a dangerous mission. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Patrick Stewart ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes ... Commander William T. Riker

LeVar Burton ... Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge

Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf

Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi

Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data

Leonard Nimoy ... Spock

Joanna Miles ... Perrin

Stephen Root ... Captain K'Vada
Graham Jarvis ... Klim Dokachin

Malachi Throne ... Senator Pardek
Norman Large ... Proconsul Neral

Daniel Roebuck ... Jaron

Erick Avari ... B'iJik
Karen Hensel ... Admiral Brackett

Mark Lenard ... Sarek

Mimi Cozzens ... Soup Woman

Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joyce Agu ... Ensign Gates (uncredited)
Rachen Assapiomonwait ... Crewman Nelson (uncredited)
Carla Beachcomber ... Romulan Civilian (uncredited)
Michael Braveheart ... Crewman Martinez (uncredited)

Carl David Burks ... Ensign Russell (uncredited)
Tracee Cocco ... Ensign Jae (uncredited)
Gerard David Jr. ... Operations Division Officer (uncredited)
Carmen Emeterio ... Romulan Civilian (uncredited)
Linda Harcharic ... Romulan Civilian (uncredited)

Christi Haydon-Wilson ... Romulan Civilian (uncredited)

Mark Lentry ... Romulan Civilian / Science Division Officer (uncredited)
Tim McCormack ... Ensign Bennett (archive footage) (uncredited)
Guy Vardaman ... Klingon Crewman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Les Landau 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

Jeri Taylor (teleplay)

Rick Berman (story) &
Michael Piller (story)

Produced by
Rick Berman .... executive producer
Peter Lauritson .... co-producer
David Livingston .... producer
Joe Menosky .... co-producer
Ronald D. Moore .... co-producer
Wendy Neuss .... associate producer
Michael Piller .... executive producer
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer
Jeri Taylor .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
Cinematography by
Marvin V. Rush (director of photography) (as Marvin Rush)
Film Editing by
Tom Benko 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Ron Surma 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
Set Decoration by
Jim Mees 
Costume Design by
Robert Blackman 
William Ware Theiss (original costumes)
Makeup Department
Susan Carol Schwary .... hair designer
Gus Le Pre .... hair stylist
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist
June Westmore .... makeup artist (as June Abston Haymore)
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Merri D. Howard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Dean III .... first assistant director (as Doug Dean)
Adele Simmons .... second assistant director (as Adele G. Simmons)
Art Department
Andrew Neskoromny .... assistant art director (as Andy Neskoromny)
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Alan Sims .... property master
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Gary Speckman .... set designer
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Cari Thomas .... scenic artist
Herman F. Zimmerman .... original set designer (as Herman Zimmerman)
Ed Miarecki .... props (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
James Wolvington .... sound editor
Dan Yale .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Don Greenberg .... senior flame artist: restoration, CBS digital
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects coordinator
Robert Legato .... visual effects supervisor
David Takemura .... visual effects associate
Adam Howard .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Tracee Cocco .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Chess .... camera operator: "a" camera
William L. Peets .... chief lighting technician (as William Peets)
Robert Sordal .... first company grip (as Bob Sordal)
Joey Genitempo .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Bono .... key costumer
Carol Kunz .... wardrobe supervisor
Philip Maldonado .... key costumer
Maurice Palinski .... costumer
Editorial Department
Heidi Julian .... post-production associate
Wendy Knoller .... post-production coordinator (as Wendy Rosenfeld)
Terri Martinez .... post-production associate
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Other crew
Richard Arnold .... research consultant
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Michael Okuda .... technical consultant
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Susan Sackett .... production associate
Rick Sternbach .... technical consultant
Eric A. Stillwell .... pre-production associate
Brannon Braga .... show staff writer (uncredited)
Dennis Tracy .... stand-in: Patrick Stewart (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Roddenberry  created by

Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Dean Jones .... makeup artist
Michael R. Jones .... makeup artist
Nina Kent .... makeup artist
Michael Key .... makeup artist
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Dempsey .... dga trainee
Bruce Sears .... dga trainee
Richard 'Dub' Wright .... assistant director
Art Department
Lloyd A. Buswell .... construction foreman (seasons 1-7)
Sharon Davis .... graphics assistant
Dragon Dronet .... weapons, specialty props and miniatures
Jim Dultz .... assistant art director
Gregory A. Weimerskirch .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Edward J. Franklin .... special effects
John Palmer .... special effects coordinator
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Les Bernstien .... motion control
C.W. Fallin .... motion control operator
Simon Holden .... digital compositor
Bruce Jones .... visual effects producer
Gray Marshall .... motion control operator
Karl J. Martin .... digital artist
Chris B. Schnitzer .... motion control technician (seasons 6 and 7)
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor
Ken Stranahan .... visual effects
Greg Stuhl .... miniatures: Greg Jein, Inc.
Peter Webb .... digital compositor
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
LaFaye Baker .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Ericka Bryce .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt creatures
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Dan Koko .... stunt double: Jonathan Frakes (1987-1991)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunt double
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... director of photography: second unit
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Frederick Iannone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Alan Chudnow .... assistant editor
Tim Tommasino .... assistant editor
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer: advertising music
John Debney .... conductor
Other crew
Gregory Benford .... scientific consultant
Hala Gabriel .... production accountant
Dolores Hundley-Arce .... assistant accountant
Suzie Shimizu .... production accountant
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This episode actually foreshadows both of Spock's subsequent appearances. He makes reference to his actions in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), which was a month from release. In the present story, he is working on behalf of the Romulans to reconcile them with the Vulcans. His continuing advocacy for the Romulans leads to him into conflict with Nero (Eric Bana), leading into the events of Star Trek (2009). A comic book mini-series leading up to the events of that film shows that Spock's and Nero's relationship was concurrent with Jean-Luc Picard and his crew's tenure aboard the Enterprise.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Dokachin access the Enterprise computer and downloads the registry of the Vulcan ship they were looking for, he says the Stardate of arrival was "41344", although the computer display clearly shows "41334".See more »
[Sarek has died]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:The tenor of this mission has changed, Mr. Data; at least, it has for me. We were sent to confront Spock about his disappearance, and now I also have to tell him that his father is dead.
Lt. Commander Data:I do not entirely understand, sir. As a Vulcan, Ambassador Spock would simply see death as the logical result of his father's illness.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:It's never quite that simple, not even for a Vulcan - certainly not for Spock, who is half-Human. Years spent in conflict. And now the chance to resolve those differences is gone.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good...and a bit better than part 2, 22 November 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The Federation is alarmed. Ambassador Spock (Leonard Nimoy) has disappeared and is reported on Romulus. Is he defecting or is this some sort of personal peace mission? The Enterprise is given the assignment to figure it all out and save the day. Riker and the ship go in search of clues through the galaxy while the Captain and Data disguise themselves as Romulans and land on the planet with some help from the Klingons.

You only see Spock at the very, very end of the show. But it's worth seeing because you get a final look at his father, Sarek. He's dying and Picard makes a pilgrimage there to talk to him about his missing son. It's all very interesting and I generally enjoy the Romulan episodes. Too bad part 2 is messed up by a special guest I never particularly enjoyed.

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